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May 5, 2012 7:00am EDT
moments. >>> here is a run down of stories we're working on for you. focusing on north carolina has marriage amendment one, not just about same sex marriage, voters head to the polls tuesday. >>> if you have good weather and clear sky tonight you may be able to catch a glimpse of this super moon. >>> plus going live to guantanamo bay where khalid sheikh mohammed and four other men charged in the 9-11 attacks will be arraigned. >>> columbian escort said she was involved in the secret service scandal, spilling all the details. a big show this hour, stay with us. c great! tyler here will show you everything. check out our new mobile app. now you can use your phone to scan your car's vin or take a picture of your license. it's an easy way to start a quote. watch this -- flo, can i see your license? no. well, all right. thanks. okay, here we go. whoa! no one said "cheese." progressive mobile -- insurance has never been easier. get a free quote today. to help protect your eye health as you age... would you take it? well, there is. [ male announcer ] it's called ocuvite. a vitamin totally
May 7, 2012 10:00pm PDT
. >> thanks, lawrence. >> coming up, tomorrow north carolina votes on a constitutional amendment that will ban marriage equality in that state. many pastors in north carolina support that amendment. today you will hear a north carolina pastor who opposes it. and what he has to say is absolutely riveting. you need to hear this. you will be sending the video of this to your friends and we will have it posted online after the show. and mitt romney caves to an anti-gay right winger last week and now that very same anti-gay right winger thinks that mitt romney is weak because mitt romney caved to him. that's coming up and the polling of the gender gap continues to hold for president obama in key swing states as he launches the campaign. melissa harris is going to join me on that one. high schools in six states enrolled in the national math and science initiative... ...which helped students and teachers get better results in ap courses. together, they raised ap test scores 138%. just imagine our potential... ...if the other states joined them. let's raise our scores. let's invest in our teachers
May 7, 2012 7:00pm PDT
opposition to the amendment two months ago in a written statement put out by his north carolina campaign spokesmen. but what joe biden said on meet the press yesterday put marriage equality in the center of the campaign today. >> is that what you believe? >> that's what i believe. >> are you comfortable with same sex marriage now? >> look, i am vice president of the united states of america. the president sets the policy. i am absolutely comfortable with the fact that men marrying men, women marrying men, they are entitled to the same exact rights, all the civil rights and liberties. i don't see much of a distinction beyond that. >> in a second term, would this administration come up behind same sex marriage? >> i can't speak to that. i don't know the answer to that. but i can tell you -- >> it sounds like you would like to see it happen. >> the president continues to fight whether it's don't ask don't tell or whether it's making sure across the board that you cannot discriminate. this is evolving. >> eivolving is the word president obama used to describe his own feelings at a news confe
May 4, 2012 3:00pm PDT
carolina. hi, mark. >> good morning. >> hello. >> calling from north carolina with suggestion on how to deal with the confusion about the for versus against on the marriage amendment. >> okay. >> put obama bumper stickers in the lower-right-hand corner of the sign so it is clear who's side you are on. >> so we want to vote against. >> vote yes or no. >> no! attention north carolina vote against amendment one. thank you. [ nbc "nightly news" theme ] >> thank you. all right. let's go to vince in norfolk, virginia. >> hey steph. president obama is straight out of central casting. whenever you see like a black president in a movie, or a black police chief they are always calm, cool wise. you know this guy is everything we have ever written -- >> yeah i love the specials on the bin laden raid. i don't know if you saw the interview -- >> yeah i did. calm, cool even when he was asked the question about were you elated upon his death. he took time to answer it. he said i wouldn't say it was a high five -- this guy is like writing the script inside of his head. >> yeah if only we had that hot
May 9, 2012 3:00pm PDT
make the flintstone sound. >> stephanie: fabulous new tv show in north carolina. >> the handy bigot show starring handy bigot starring virginia fox. brought to you by general fools makers of lack of reason brand. >> andy? andy she was with another woman. aunt bea. come on. >> i saw her at home depot andy. >> aunt bea was a spinster. >> stephanie: she was a lonely old spinster like me. [bell ringing] >> stephanie: oh andy, oh, dear. >> andy was well-groomed. >> stephanie: who was in my pie, andy. >> surprise, surprise, surprise! >> stephanie: oh, dear. well, but you know, this is what we knew the headlines would be this morning. north carolina votes to ban gay marriage, a warning for obama and democrats. >> danger, danger. >> that is better than the robot did in the series. >> you bumbling booby. >> stephanie: we get complacent here in l.a., you know in places where -- >> in cozy little l.a. >> of course everyone agrees with us. >> stephanie: oh, my god. >> good heavens. >> stephanie: i don't talk to anyone outside of hollywood really? >> boogida boogida boogida. >> your sexy liberal
May 8, 2012 4:00pm PDT
turks." we have north carolina controversy, the ban on gay marriage and should they move the convention if this happens. >> this is about taking away rights of people. civil rights. this is a big day for north carolina. jennifer granholm is politically direct on current tv. >>the dominoes are starting to fall. (vo) granholm is live in the war room. >> what should women be doing? >> electing women to office. (vo) she's a political trailblazer. >>republicans of course didn't let facts get in the way of spin. >>do it, for america. etch-a-sketch candidate, an image where romney is anti gas. vaccinations save lives. >>we are very committed to the safety of our products. >>but are mandatory shots doing more harm than good? >>i see children injured every day. >>the controversy has gone viral. >>how many are being sacrificed? >>see "the greater good" on current tv. >>and while you watch, join the live chat at >>our system is not working. >>there are always some risks. >>i don't think it's that back and white. the science is not there. >>only on current tv. ♪ >>> so we
May 9, 2012 6:00am PDT
>> stephanie: oh, hello current tv audience. jim ward has something to say to you, north carolina. >> what did i tell you about amendment one? >> stephanie: thank you, jim. that's all. >> that helps. >> stephanie: hey, look, comedian extraordinaire alan. thank you, jim. carlos comedian extraordinaire. >> me and a can of soda pop. delicious, hola. >> need to put it in a current cup for you. >> stephanie: there you go. gling. we have democratic party to talk about the recall results for who's going up against scott wanker. >> walker. >> sure. >> stephanie: we'll talk to david bender i believe at some point about everything that happened yesterday. in the meantime, can you say now here's jacki schechner as the taco bell chihuahua. >> and now, here's jacki schechner. i shall pay ms. miller. >> love to make it as challenging for me as humanly possible. good morning, stephanie and everyone. only 27% of americans support the war in afghanistan. that according to a new poll out from "the associated press." the apgfk poll shows 66% of people are opposed to the war in afghanistan with 40% saying the
May 8, 2012 7:00pm PDT
you. >> when we come back on "the young turks." we have north carolina controversy, the ban on gay marriage and should they move the convention if this happens. >> this is about taking away rights of people. jennifer granholm is politically direct on current tv. >>the dominoes are starting to fall. (vo) granholm is live in the war room. >> what should women be doing? >> electing women to office. (vo) she's a political trailblazer. >>republicans of course didn't let facts get in the way of spin. >>do it, for america. i look at her, and i just want to give her everything. yeah you -- you know, everything can cost upwards of...[ whistles ] i did not want to think about that. relax, relax, relax. look at me, look at me. three words, dad -- e-trade financial consultants. so i can just go talk to 'em? just walk right in and talk to 'em. dude those guys are pros. they'll hook you up with a solid plan. they'll -- wa-- wa-- wait a minute. bobby? bobby! what are you doing, man? i'm speed dating! [ male announcer ] get investing advice for your family at e-trade. [ dennis ] switch to allstate
May 9, 2012 4:00am EDT
north carolina, the focus is on an amendment to ban gay marriage in the state of north carolina even though it's already banned there. much of the campaign against the aents-gay amendment has focused on the fact that it's language would not just ban marriage rights for same sex couple, it would ban all legal rights for all unmarried couples in the state. there are hundreds of thousands of unmarried couples who have some recognized legal status whether it's around child custody or police and prosecutor being able to protect you against domestic violence. that point about unmarried couples who aren't gay, that point said the anti-gay amendment will hurt them in north carolina by making the state an unattractive place to recruit top talent to work, those arguments and not the gay rights arguments were the focus of this robo call from bill clinton. >> i'm calling to urge you to vote against amendment one. fp it passes it won't change north carolina's law on marriage. what it will change is north carolina's ability to keep good businesses, attract new jobs and attract and keep talented en
May 9, 2012 10:00pm PDT
was. i think what's really important, they knew the north carolina votes would question in favor of the ban on same-sex marriage and knew somebody would have to say something i don't known the president was going to come out before the election, but with north carolina banning marriage equality essentially and then the democratic party and the president knowing that the convention is going to be held in north carolina. they already have labor leaders pissed off about having the convention in a right to work state. they can't have two core groups mad at them. >> i wrote something, and i says president obama supports same-sex marriage. i believe it in my heart. i can't prove it, but i thb is the case. three minutes later, the abc interview came out and i had to go and revise my article. i didn't think he was going to come out and say it this soon. i'm glad he did. i think they realized consequences aren't going to be that dire. 57% of independents support same-sex marriage. and black people, not supporting barack obama because of this issue? that's a pipe dream. there has never been a
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May 9, 2012 4:00pm EDT
, last go around the president won in north carolina and virginia and indiana and he was trailing prior to this shift. and virginia, maybe not so close, but, i would imagine that he now has to look, unless something changes, he has to look for electoral vote alternatives from the three states because many would argue this decision has torpedoed >>guest: that is a fair statement to make going back to north carolina vote. and, there are other issues thrown in here, the economy. it is the polls showing the swing state voters are not so keen on president obama and how he handled the who in states like ohio, and north carolina, and virginia, and you throw this in here and his support for same-sex marriage and those voters are saying, what else do i have to go on with the president? why vote for him and romney comes in and can sell himself on not supporting same-sex marriage and north carolina grows. and have economic solutions to the problems they are facing. >>neil: thank you. we will talk to mom about this very issue tomorrow. the republican likely standard bearer is my special guest on th
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May 9, 2012 1:00pm PDT
>>guest: that is a fair statement to make going back to north carolina vote. and, there are other issues thrown in here, the economy. it is the polls showing the swing state voters are not so keen on president obama and how he handled the who in states like ohio, and north carolina, and virginia, and you throw this in here and his support for same-sex marriage and those voters are saying, what else do i have to go on with the president? why vote for him and romney comes in and can sell himself on not supporting same-sex marriage and north carolina grows. and have economic solutions to the problems they are facing. >>neil: thank you. we will talk to mom about this very issue tomorrow. the republican likely standard bearer is my special guest on this show, no doubt, eager to get his say on this issue. and to ed henry on why the president did this right now. i am scratching my head wondering now. was he pushed into this? accident? divine design? what? >>guest: vice president. they were not planning to roll this out this week. senior officials acknowledge in private that the vice pres
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May 9, 2012 12:00pm PDT
majority of americans now support gay marriage. 48 percent don't. last night in north carolina republicans turned out in full force to vote for the state's ban on gay marriage. that ban was expected to pass but it passed with a whopping 61 percent of the vote. democrats were pressing president obama to do what in other president has done before. and that is backing gay marriage. now context. tonight, the president is at an event on the west coast with a lot of gay marriage undertones. there is another fundraiser tomorrow. with risky -- ricky martin tomorrow. and now the president was under a great deal of pressure. many political analysts, on his side, and the other, have said there is no way the president is really still evolving, the president is as many put it, too smart to still be stuck in that reality. and now ed, thethe analyst a ne presiden spoken. >>reporter: he spoke to abc. we reported at 1:00 o'clock, first, that i had a senior democratic advisor saying the president would make news and not rehash his old statement about evolving. he said on the interview that he thought gays a
May 7, 2012 7:00am EDT
activist art pope. north carolina's holding its "washington journal" is next. ♪ host: good morning. here are your headlines. in france, voters have ousted nicolas sarkozy. in u.s. politics, a new poll shows president obama and mitt romney essentially even in a dozen key battleground states. congress is back in session this week. today, a house committee will take up a bill that would replace the automatic cuts from the 2011 budget control act. we want to know how confident you are that congress will eventually make the cuts they have promised to lower the deficit. give us a call. the number to call for our democrat line is 202-737-0001. the number to call for our republican line is 202-737-0002. the number to call for our independent line is 202-628- 0205. you can also catch up with us on all social media platforms by sending us a tweet. or by sending us an e-mail, a very good morning to you. we want to start with that story we were talking about from "the washington post." the headline, "u.s. freeze high level detainee's." we will get to more on that story in a
May 8, 2012 6:00am PDT
over the president's position on gay marriage as north carolina voters weigh in on a gay marriage ban today. will tar heels follow california's example or arizona's? plus -- plame blame it on tea parter fervor or washington -- dick lugar's career is likely coming to an end. another sign washington is undergoing profound change. >>> and the cia says it foil add frightening plot by al qaeda to bomb a schedule airliner with an upgraded version of the underwear bomb that may have made it through security. proof the terror network isn't dead yet. good morning from washington. it's tuesday, may 8, 2012. this is the "daily rundown." i'm chuck todd. a huge day in politics. lots of huge news. we're going to get to the latest on the thwarted terror plot in a moment. first, let's get right to my first political reads of the morning. so if it's tuesday, you know how i feel? somebody's voting somewhere. today we're watching places all over the country, ballots in indiana, north carolina and wisconsin. in particular, when the polls close today we'll learn whether north carolina follows california's
May 8, 2012 8:00am PDT
constituency? this as north carolina votes today on defining marriage as being only between a man and a woman. >>> and the scramble to find out what al qaeda is up to in the wake of a yemen plot to blow up planes in the u.s. using a device undetectable by those airport security scanners. what it means for flyers here at home. >>> and astounding new statistics on obesity in america, the price tag in terms of health costs staggering. >>> hi, everybody. i'm thomas roberts. a lot on the agenda this morning. we get straight to it. now that he's off the campaign trail, it appears that rick santorum is a late-night kind of guy. his first appearance since endorsing former rival mitt romney will be later today on "the tonight show" with jay leno. santorum's written endorsement was also released while many of you are probably sleeping. he didn't get to the actual endorsement part until paragraph 13. in that part he wrote, above all else, we both agree that president obama must be defeated, the task will not be easy, it will require all hands on deck if our moum is to be victorious. joining
May 8, 2012 7:00pm EDT
: republicans in three states voted today in presidential pry primaries: indiana, north carolina and west virginia. together they don't have enough delegates for mitt romney to clinch the nomination. also on the ballot in north carolina a constitutional amendment defining marriage as solely between a man and a woman. the state already has a law that bans same sex marriage. we have more from north carolina tonight. >> reminding voters in your area to go vote today. >> reporter: opponents of a constitutional ban on same sex marriage went door to door in greensboro. >> polls are open to 7:30. >> reporter: william robinson helped organize this effort to mobilize voters against the amendment. >> this has nothing to do with morality or people's view on same sex marriage. especially since this is not about same sex marriage. it's already illegal in this state. >> reporter: what is it about. >> it's about political strategy. >> reporter: that strategy, robinson says, is to draw conservatives to the polls and weaken support for president obama among african-americans opposed to same sex marri
May 11, 2012 11:00pm EDT
states this fall, north carolina. fox's james rosen has more on the battle for tar heel country. >> i'm counting on north carolina next november to help us take the country back. >> reporter: and never has north carolina, site of this year's democratic national convention, loomed so large in presidential politic. in 2008 then senator obama carried the tar heel state and its 15 electoral votes by just .4 percent, fewer than 14,000 votes. four years later the state's populations of registered voters between the ages of 18 and 25 plunged by nearly 50,000 with more than 80% of those vanished voters registered democrats. while the unemployment rate stands at 8.2%, at no time in the obama presidency has north carolina's jobless rate dipped below 9.5%. for the 35 of 39 months mr. obama has been in the oval office north carolina's jobless rate has stood above 10 or even 11%. in charlotte mitt romney sought to stoke that discontent. >> this recovery has been the slowest most tepid since move. the president's policies have not encouraged the economy to grow. they scared thebacks banks and
May 6, 2012 4:00am PDT
. checking tuesday now. north carolina will vote on amendment one, a measure that would ban same-sex marriage, civil unions and dmes ebbing partnerships in the state. more on this later in our show. jumping now to thursday. george clooney is holding a highend fundraiser at his l.a. home for president obama. they are expecting to raise about $12 million at the event. also on thursday, the olympic flame will be lit in greece. the games start in london on july 27th. >>> we save the best for last. sunday is mother's day. please make sure to call your moms. >>> we'll have much more with the latest headlines and live reports. cnn sunday morning begins right now. >>> from cnn world headquarters in atlanta, this is cnn sunday morning. one defendant took off his clothes in court. another screamed you are going to kill us. we'll go live to guantanamo bay, cuba, where court just finished up a few hours ago. >>> bodies in mississippi may be linked to the disappearance of a mother and her three daughters. now a look at the suspect who is believed to be armed and dangerous. >>> and this. >> my fea
May 7, 2012 3:00pm PDT
equality. but i have to say seeing even what's happening in north carolina right now is it smart politically for the president to let them turn this election into a referendum on gay marriage? >> no. that's a narrative he can't let get away from him like kerry did. that's what kerry -- he also got -- i don't want to say gay married because he didn't. >> stephanie: i know we're farther ahead on the issue. i remember chris and jim saying that. oh, boy, i wish they hadn't brought that up now. >>they got all of the marriage amendments on the ballot in 2004. that's one of the things that did kerry in. >> stephanie: i do think we've progressed on the issue but again, it can't be said enough that we have made more progress on gay rights than every other president combined. i just -- when i look at what's happening in north carolina, when i look at what happened out here rude, we didn't think in california prop eight was going to pass. i gotta say right now i'm hoping that doesn't happen tomorrow but right now the gay bashing amendment is ahead in north carolina. >> and yet you know what
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May 9, 2012 6:00pm EDT
hours after north carolina voters who supported him four years ago overwhelmingly rejected gay marriage. president obama said he is in favor of it becoming legal. it ends years of the equivocation on the divisive subject. chief white house correspondent ed henry broke the story on fox earlier today. >> the president said he was careful to stress it's personal view and he will let the states decide. they may upset some in the party that want federal action. senior officials say they planned to announce it before the democratic convention. the vice president with his comments sped that timetable up, prompting a last-minute interview with "good morning america's" robin roberts. >> when i think about members of my own staff, who are incredibly commitment in monogamous relationships, raiding kids together, same-sex relationships it's for me to affirm that i think same-sex couples should be able to get married. >> a reversal more than a year in the making. >> my feelings about this are evolving. it struggle with this. >> he said the baseline was allowing civil unions so same-sex coup
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May 11, 2012 6:00pm EDT
this fall. >> never has north carolina loomed so large in presidential politics. in 2008. senator obama carried the tar heel state and 15 electoral votes by .4%, fewer than 14,000 votes. four years later the state's population of the registered voters between 18 and 25 has plunged by nearly 50,000. with more than 80% of the vanished voters registered democrats. >> while the nation's unemployment rate stands at # .2%, at no time in the obama presidency has north carolina's jobless rate dipped below #.5% -- 9.5%. in 35 of the 3 months that obama has been in the oval office, north carolina jobless rate stood above 10 or 11%. on a visit to metal works in charlotte, presumptive g.o.p. nominee mitt romney sought to stoke the discontent. >> the recovery has been the slowest, most tepid since hoover. it's that way because president policy has not encouraged the policy to grow. they scare the dickens out of banks and scare the dickens out of insurance companies a scared employees in manufacturing sector. >> they might respond to the endorsement of gay marriage by obama coming waun day after the
May 8, 2012 11:00am EDT
to remind everybody about north carolina voting today on amendment one. that defines marriage between a man and a woman. the president hasn't taken a firm stance on marriage equality. but he has come out against amendment one. if the president does voice support of marriage equality, does he risk alienating voters in key battleground states like north carolina, florida, virginia? >> yes, he does. that's the political calculation here. i would agree with my friend jonathan capehart on the substance of it in terms of what the president should do. we all know where he stands. this idea floating around washington that the president is going to come out for supporting gay marriage after the election is just inane. people looking for principle leadership, if it's a part of your core, we expect you to stand firm in it, regardless of what the polls say or how a particular group in a battleground state may interpret it. the reality is right now, the country is looking for principled leadership as much as people want to jam up mitt romney on what happened in that little moment yesterday
May 6, 2012 7:00am EDT
making its way across north carolina which is also the site of the 2012 democratic convention in charlotte. you'll find it across the state and this is outside the charlotte government center. coming up later, we will have a conversation with the mayor of charlotte about the convention and democratic party politics and why this state is such a battleground in 2012. you can follow the bus movements on line at cleveland, good morning to you. caller: good morning, i am thinking about this third party. what is more important than a third party is if we get the allies out of politics. i think we constituents have become way to accepting of the lies. we should have some kind of system of outing a politician or punishing them. some of them should even go to jail. it seems the lies are creating all this confusion. if everybody would tell the truth and did something they would really do, we would be in better shape. host: from one of our viewers -- the house and senate are both back in session this week in the first order of business for congressional republicans is taking up
May 4, 2012 6:00am PDT
up in north carolina on tuesday. and the polls show even though it is ahead, it is because there is massive misinformation and we know about that from out here in california, so very, very important to talk about that. ari berman with another terrifying article. [ mysterious music ] >> how about this scary music? [ dramatic music ] >> that's better. mitt romney is surrounded by all of the bush people that still think iraq was a good thing. >> yeah, we need to get back in there and start stirring things up. >> yeah, we need to smack that hornet's nest again. let's stick our hand back in there. and then sexy liberal john fugelsang in hour number three joins live from the new york studio -- >> excuse me he is in phoenix to do his one-man show. >> that's right. >> here is someone that did have a worse morning than we did. i saved this after dealing with -- [ nbc "nightly news" theme ] >> dealing with old man hartenbalm. >> he really did not appreciate that you called him that. >> i know, he called me out on that this morning. >> agency keeper helps monkey pass peanut by licking his butt
May 9, 2012 2:35am EDT
indiana, north carolina and west virginia. facing no real challenges, romney virtually ignored all three contests. instead he spent his day stumping across michigan. >>> in north carolina, voters overwhelm league approved an amendment to the state constitution defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman only. the amendment not only bans same-sex marriages, it also means civil unions and other domestic partnerships will no longer be recognized by the state. >> so legalso california is poi pass a first of its kind ban on a controversial therapy aimed at turning gay people straight. and now supporters say such treatments are not effective and potentially harmful even. critics argue the ban would interfere with the rights of parents to seek whatever therapy they deem appropriate for their own children. very interesting. you have to wonder, too, has the north carolina vote generated the social conservatives in that state who may come november, come out big time for mitt romney as opposed to the president. so the democratic party watching, i think, north carolina, very careful
May 17, 2012 12:00pm EDT
carolina and bringing to their home in tparkville. >> the couple met the north carolina a teenager online and brought her back to their home. ticos objected to being involved in sexual acts. sexual images were produced. >> john blaes and margaret jones are accused of luring a 15-year- old girl from north carolina and a closed, that, and took care of her from july-november of last year. >> they treat the children to the best they can do so the children remains beholden to the process, so that at some point they feel they are complex up with it. >> at one point, they even took the girl to see their mother. the mother reported the information to police who of us do it -- eventually arrested them last november. child psychologist said she lacked the emotional development to know better. this is white adolescents cannot make decisions for themselves without the parents' approval and consent. >> that is why officials say it is so important for parents to keep an open dialogue with their children. to go when they do run away, the risk of becoming involved in a sexually-explicit relationsh
May 9, 2012 2:00am PDT
amendment 1, but it was backed by 61% of north carolina's voters in last night's primary. that means their constitution will now read, "marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this state." cnn political editor paul steinhauser is live in washington, d.c., this morning. boy, has this been playing out. we first heard the vice president joe biden. he says that he endorsed marriage equality and he is a roman catholic. how is this going to play out politically in washington? >> it puts president obama, in a way, in a bind because vice president biden and other top members of the administration has come out in favor of same-sex marriages. he does not. he supports domestic unions. but he does not support an amendment like the one in north carolina, which would prohibit rights for same-sex couples. what happens in north carolina now? this could have wide ranging impacts, and not just on same-sex couples but on male and female couples as well because it will prevent domestic partnerships in the future and any attempt at civi
May 31, 2012 3:00pm EDT
joe johns is in the courtroom. he's outside the courtroom in greensboro, north carolina. we have our jeffrey toobin, senior legal analyst, helping us along, along with ray lynn johnson and as well as our own sun yib hostin who has been good enough to join us. joe, first to you. it's hard to do it quickly, i know, and briefly. bring our viewers up to speed what we know right now and what we're waiting for. >> reporter: what we know is this is a six-count indictment against john edwards and the jury has indicated to the judge in the courtroom that they have reached a verdict on count three of that six-count indictment. that count three relates to a charge of accepting illegal campaign donations in the year 2008 from rachel "bunny" mellon, a 101-year-old woman who lives in upperville, virginia, very rich, it's right outside of middleburg, virginia, and she had taken upon herself to give jon edwards several hundred thousand dollars which according to one of her friends was griffin for a personal reason, though the prosecution has always contended that john edwards and others knew thi
May 2, 2012 6:00am PDT
one of the very few bright spots for democrats in north carolina. today we are taking a deep dive into the tar heel state. >> i love north carolina. i do. every time i come down to this state i just love it that much more. >> president obama had good reason to love north carolina in 2008 when he picked up a narrow victory. for the democrats it has been all down hill since then. take beverly purdue also elected in 2008. she became so unpopular she decided not to run for reelection. in the midst of her first term republicans gained the majority for the first time in 140 years. while the gop has gained strength democrats are facing an embarrassing scandal. two weeks ago the state party executive director quit among allegations he sexually harassed a former staffer. even governor purdue has called on him to resign. the guy was holding himself in a hotel for a while. democrats are also facing political problems. its jobless rate of 9.7% is higher than every state except for nevada, rhode island and california. put the politics and economy together to see why it will be a little tougher
May 9, 2012 6:00am EDT
stance on the issue just yet but his reaction to results out of north carolina yesterday may reveal more about which direction his re-election campaign will take. voters in north carolina approved a constitutional amendment yesterday defining marriage solely as a union between a man and a woman. north carolina is the 30th state to adopt a ban. up official returns show it passed with about 61% of the vote. president obama's campaign says he is disappointed with the passing of the amendment which also eliminates other domestic unions from carrying legal status. along with north carolina, primaries were held in west virginia and indiana tuesday and there is another indication of what could happen in november coming out of indiana. senator dick luger lost yesterday's gop primary. voters chose tea party candidate richard murdoch. democrats were actually hoping for murdoch's win. luger has been a mainstay in congress for four decades. democrats are fighting to maintain power in the senate this fall. mitt romney won all three presidential primaries yesterday. romney picked up more than 63
May 9, 2012 1:40am PDT
north carolina. >> that definition was part of a constitutional amendment in that state that effectively slams the door on same-sex marriages. it's wednesday, may 9th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good wednesday morning. i'm rob nelson. >> i'm sunny hostin. the gay marriage amendment to north carolina's constitution was one of a host of big decisions made by voters in several states yesterday. we'll get to those coming right up. >> a lot of politics going on around the country. we'll get to that. >>> then, this morning, a bizarre story. the complete disappearance of a hollywood movie executive. his story is the very definition of without a trace. obviously, all of his family is hoping for a safe return but a very bizarre story here. where could he have gone? just kind of disappeared. has not been seen at all since. >>> talk about an inspiration. a woman paralyzed in an accident is now a marathon finisher. now her time which was measured in weeks not hours just simply doesn't matter. she made it across the finish line with plenty of fans there to cheer her on.
May 12, 2012 6:30pm EDT
expedition into eastern north carolina. with, according to burnside, because of the good information he received from, anch a african-american operative, he takes roanoke island, in 1862 with little or no problems. his next objective is fort macon. but on his expedition to take fort macon he goes into newborn, north carolina one of the most populous cities in south at that time. called the athens of the south. one of the most progressive. had a rather relatively large for a southern city its size, african descent population. 13% of the population was free, should say free population. the african population was 50%. free population was 13% there in newburg. when burnside gets there he find a very friendly population. not only of the enslaved people but the free persons and the stanley family, john caruthers stanley is very wealthy as well. he find a very friendly population. he appoints vincent collier as the head of refugees and the poor people that are coming in. and collier would almost immediately, april 1862, establish a school in south, in north carolina -- newburn. also in newb
May 6, 2012 7:00am EDT
daughter would lose her health insurance. >> reporter: we've told you about north carolina's amendment one, which if it passes on tuesday will ban domestic partnerships of any kind. now find out which political superstar is coming out against it. >> reporter: later, did you see it? was it huge? everything you hoped for? what folks are saying about last night's super moon. >>> we hope you're having a super sunday. good morning, everyone. i'm randy kay. it's 7:00 on the east co-, 4:00 on the west. let's get you caught up on the news. the fbi is part of a massive manhunt this morning for a man that they consider to be armed, dangerous, and on the move. authorities have issued an arrest warrant for this man, 35-year-old adam mayes. he is suspected in the alleged abduction of a tennessee mother and her three girls. he was considered a family friend and neighbors are quite concerned. >> feeling nervous, edgy, you know? i don't know what to think. >> everybody is, like, what is going on? they feel there's more going on, but they don't know what. >> there's a lot of question whether she was ab
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